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Great Time to Buy for First Time Home Buyers

Affordable mortgage rates expected through mid-2012 Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by HomeFinder.com News Low mortgage rates continue to make homeownership more attainable for entry-level homebuyers, as reports indicate both current and future improvements in the housing market. According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, mortgage rates continue to hover near historic lows …

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GREAT TIME TO BUY!!

Home Buyer Tax Credit Expires – Opportunity Doesn’t Business Building by Margaret Kelly Print Article RISMEDIA, July 27, 2010—The Home Buyer Tax Credit proved to be a valuable stimulus to the troubled U.S. housing industry. The only catch: those who qualified had to be under contract by April 30, 2010, and close by June …

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30-year fixed-rate mortgage stays at record low Mortgages – MarketWatch

30-year fixed-rate mortgage stays at record low Mortgages – MarketWatch

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CONGRESS EXTENDS HOMEBUYER TAX CREDIT!

CONGRESS EXTENDS HOMEBUYER TAX CREDIT! Bill extends homebuyer tax credit into next year. By Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.com senior writer NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — New homebuyers are poised to see the $8,000 tax credit extended into mid-next year. The legislation extends the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit to contracts signed by April 30 and closed by …

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Tax Credit Provides Outstanding Opportunity for Home Buyers

A tax credit of up to $8,000 is available for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. http://www.federalhousingtaxcredit.com/2009/faq.php

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BAYOU BOOGALOO

The Mid City Bayou Boogaloo is this weekend and I can’t wait. This is truly one of the best festivals in the city. The band line up is always great, its on the underutilized beautiful Bayou St. John and best of all it’s FREE!! I having been volunteering at the beer booths since the …

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Soft 2nd Mortgage for “1st Time” Home Buyers

Finally, New Orleans is getting some help in the rebuilding department. The New Orleans Finance Authority has some fantastic programs to help first time home buyers — but don’t stop reading there– they have expanded the definition of “first time home buyer.” If you owned before Katrina, but have rented since, you are considered …

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NEW ORLEANS IS THE PLACE TO LIVE!

Things have been going so fast for Urban Vision that we’ve been neglecting our blog. That stops today! Welcome to our fabulous listings website, also a place to get to know us as agents and broker. I’m MJ Sauer, owner and broker for Urban Vision. I’m a New Orleans local, working the real estate …

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When everyone is selling. . . buy!

I was reading an article this morning by cnn money writer Les Christie, and it talked about now being the best time to buy a home in the past four years. For those of you who read my blog “2008, Last Chance for deals,” you know I feel the same way. For years we …

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Bywater and Marigny sales prices

I’ve been hearing a lot of projections about how well or poorly the housing market did in the Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods of New Orleans, so I decided to take a look at the numbers. I compared the last half of 2006 (July 1 – December 31) with the last half of 2007 in …

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